Donovan's - San Diego Gaslamp
Our steak and seafood dishes are traight-forward, honest and always flavorful. Our executive chefs achieve Donovan’s high standards of excellence with every dish. Prime USDA, house-cut steaks, market fresh seafood flown in daily, and fresh seasonal vegetables are crafted into the delectable entrees, sides and appetizers you expect at a premier steakhouse.
Complete your night out on the town dining at Donovan’s classic steakhouse in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter. One block west of Petco Park, one block north of the San Diego Convention Center and just four miles from San Diego International Airport.
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Daily 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Love it. This was the first time dining at this location. Service was awesome.
Went here for our Valentine’s celebration. The food was great, well except for the bones that showed up in the salmon towards the end of the meal. That was not so great!
Great place for a first rate meal, great service, and good value.
One of San Diego's best restaurants. Service team was professional providing excellent customer service. Food was fantastic in all ways. Highly recommend for any special occasion with that someone special or just sharing a meal with friends.
Valentines weekend and food was substandard compare to other visits. Event at Petco park delayed our already very costly valet parking. Will avoid Downtown SD altogether when events ongoing
Took my wife to the Valentine’s Day dinner, it was very attractive setting with dim lighting and noise level was low. They had a great plate advertisement. Food was amazing from beginning to end. I highly recommend Donovan’s to anyone.
My 1st time going. I loved it. I really enjoyed the ambiance. It wasn't so quiet that you feel like you can hear yourself eat but it wasn't noisy it was a nice comfortable everybody's welcome ambiance. Dinner was delicious start to finish. I really really loved the Broiled Oysters! I could eat those every day.
Loud table next to us, food was below my expectations, steak was over cooked and dry. Not the best experience. This was my second time at Donovan’s but will be my last.
It was a great meal! Our waiter Charles was very knowledgeable and attentive. Overall it was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend it.
Very expensive, but worth it for a special occasion! Exceptional service, and the filet mignon was incredible. The gratin potatoes were AMAZING.
Charles was a great server, food was delicious! Highly recommend Cajun Ribeye and Peppercorn Filet Mignon
I celebrated my 3rd anniversary here with my girlfriend and everything was perfect. Service, food, atmosphere, wine, etc. I ordered the cajun ribeye hands down best steak I've ever had. We also recieved a complimentary creme brulee and that was amazing as well. Thank you for the experience.
Charles was fabulous
great food, great service, and definitely will return again.
Food was outstanding and the service was superior. There was a slight delay in getting our table at the reserved time but understandable as we had a party of 8 and the group before us took a little longer. Will definitely come back here the next time in San Diego. I can't say enough about the unbelievable service we received from the hostess, the bar tenders, our servers, and of course the manager that checked in on us. A great, great dining experience.
My wife and I went to Donovan's for our anniversary. I made reservations online with OpenTable. Not only was our reservation successful, they had rose petals on our table in celebration of our anniversary, a fantastic touch! The food was excellent, the service all around was fantastic!
San Diego boasts a number of upscale steakhouses. Donovan‘s if not the best is at least among the top three. It’s expensive so we aren’t likely to be, regulars, but for the occasional special occasion it’s one of our go to places. Both the food and the service are excellent and worth it.
The steaks were “melt in your mouth” fabulous! Service was impeccable, by David.
The quality of the food is above any similar restaurant.
We had an excellent visit. Mr. Castro and his staff were magnificent. Donovan's has and always will be my favorite place to celebrate family events, love and life. Thank you for a wonderful experience and visit.
As usual, great service, great food and superb wine selection.
Fantastic service from our waiter Charles and the crew. The filet was unbelievably tender and flavorful and the potatoes were amazing. Would like to go again soon.
Portion size was adequate, potatoes and veggie sides included with choice of meat. I had the salmon, my husband had the lamb chops. Both were excellent! Very good wine list without being overwhelming. Wait staff was very attentive. Pretty pricey, but worth it for a very nice meal out.
Food and service excellent. Prices may be a little high.
The service was excellent but the quality of food was not good. It was definitely not worth paying that much for what you get. The steak was expensive but wasn't tender and juicy. Thinking about the price and quality of the food, I wouldn't recommend to my friends.
A little on the expensive side so perfect for special occasions. The complimentary creme brûlée was the bomb!
They were out of multiple wines.
Superb service, a true fine dining experience!
We decided to go to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday and the host said she was going to let our waiter know that it was my birthday but they forgot. Other than that it was great
Food is delicious and service is excellent.
I have never been disappointed.
Great experience with family! Good value for the money, great food! This is one of the restaurants we went to in San Diego that had the nicest staffs, everyone was welcoming and made this a wonderful experience. I travel all over the world and eat at steakhouses, this is top notch!
New year dinner
The food was amazing as was the service. Had salmon, filet, calamari, oysters, creme brûlée, tiramisu...
Only complaint is the oysters has large pieces of shell in them, not cleaned thoroughly.
Excellent service and amazing food! Filet mignon cooked to perfection nearly melts in your mouth. Fresh lobster and seafood was excellent. Above all was the wait staff. Charles, Ivan, Jose and the rest of the team did a great job taking care of us.
The bacon-wrapped scallops on the steak and filet combo were small and tasteless. The steak was just OK. Worst feature is the prices on the wine list - absolutely exorbitant. If you go, take your own wine and pay $25 corkage.
Fantastic steakhouse with high quality food and impeccable service.
Awesome dining experience. Moses was wonderful!!! Delicious food
Our visit was to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, Typically we go to Ruth Chris but decided to try something different. From the time we walked in the door to the time we left the staff was friendly and helpful, service was attentive and professional. The food was flavorful and portions large, our steaks were great without any other seasonings needed but the bleu cheese took it to another level. The wine list was extensive but our host(Charles) was very knowledgeable and helped us pick a wonderful port. We were pleasantly surprised when we were served a complimentary crème brulee to celebrate the event. Can't put a price on great food along with outstanding service. We look forward to returning to sample the rest of the menu options.